The Doctor Who Production Diary: 1967

January
3 David Ellis and Malcolm Hulke are commissioned to write The Faceless Ones The Faceless Ones
4 William Emms' “The Imps” is rejected The Second Doctor
7 Debut broadcast of The Highlanders episode four on BBC1 The Highlanders
7 Recording for The Underwater Menace takes place at Riverside Studio 1 The Underwater Menace
14 Debut broadcast of The Underwater Menace episode one on BBC1 The Underwater Menace
14 Recording for The Underwater Menace takes place at Riverside Studio 1 The Underwater Menace
15 The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs to win the National Football League's inaugural Superbowl
mid
Jan
Peter Bryant, who has been assisting Gerry Davis as script editor, fills in as producer for a week while Innes Lloyd is on holiday The Second Doctor
16 Roger Dixon proposes “The Ants”, “Bar Kochbar”, “The King's Bedtime Story”, “The New Machines”, “The Return Of The Neanderthal”, “The Sleepwalkers”, “Twin World”, and at least one other untitled story The Second Doctor
17 Filming for The Moonbase takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Moonbase
18 Filming for The Moonbase takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Moonbase
19 Filming for The Moonbase takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Moonbase
20 Filming for The Moonbase takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Moonbase
21 Debut broadcast of The Underwater Menace episode two on BBC1 The Underwater Menace
21 Recording for The Underwater Menace takes place at Riverside Studio 1 The Underwater Menace
24 David Whitaker is commissioned to write The Evil Of The Daleks The Evil Of The Daleks
27 Patrick Troughton is contracted for an additional twenty-three episodes, beginning with The Faceless Ones The Second Doctor
27 Michael Craze's contract is extended for twelve further episodes, beginning with The Macra Terror Ben
Jackson
28 Debut broadcast of The Underwater Menace episode three on BBC1 The Underwater Menace
28 Recording for The Underwater Menace takes place at Riverside Studio 1 The Underwater Menace

February
4 Debut broadcast of The Underwater Menace episode four on BBC1 The Underwater Menace
4 Recording for The Moonbase takes place in Riverside Studio 1 The Moonbase
8 Frazer Hines is contracted for The Faceless Ones and The Evil Of The Daleks Jamie
McCrimmon
11 Debut broadcast of The Moonbase episode one on BBC1 The Moonbase
11 Recording for The Moonbase takes place in Riverside Studio 1 The Moonbase
15 Location filming for The Macra Terror takes place at Dunstable, Bedfordshire The Macra Terror
17 Filming for The Moonbase takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Moonbase
17 Filming for The Macra Terror takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Macra Terror
18 Debut broadcast of The Moonbase episode two on BBC1 The Moonbase
18 Recording for The Moonbase takes place in Riverside Studio 1 The Moonbase
25 Debut broadcast of The Moonbase episode three on BBC1 The Moonbase
25 Recording for The Moonbase takes place in Lime Grove Studio D; the sound is marred by technical glitches, but there is no time for a remount The Moonbase

March
early
Mar
Innes Lloyd and Gerry Davis declare their intention to leave Doctor Who, and it is decided that Peter Bryant will become associate producer and then story editor; he will also produce The Tomb Of The Cybermen with Victor Pemberton as story editor, with a view to eventually replacing Lloyd The Second Doctor
3 Kit Pedler is commissioned to write The Tomb Of The Cybermen The Tomb Of The Cybermen
4 Debut broadcast of The Moonbase episode four on BBC1 The Moonbase
4 Recording for The Macra Terror takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Macra Terror
10 Location filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at Gatwick Airport in Surrey The Faceless Ones
11 John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) is born Jack Harkness
11 Debut broadcast of The Macra Terror episode one on BBC1 The Macra Terror
11 Recording for The Macra Terror takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Macra Terror
13 Location filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at Gatwick Airport in Surrey The Faceless Ones
14 Location filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at Gatwick Airport in Surrey The Faceless Ones
15 Filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Faceless Ones
mid
Mar
Pauline Collins, cast as potential companion Samantha Briggs in The Faceless Ones, declines to become a series regular The Faceless Ones
16 Filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Faceless Ones
17 Location filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at Gatwick Airport in Surrey The Faceless Ones
18 Debut broadcast of The Macra Terror episode two on BBC1 The Macra Terror
18 Recording for The Macra Terror takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Macra Terror
25 Debut broadcast of The Macra Terror episode three on BBC1 The Macra Terror
25 Recording for The Macra Terror takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Macra Terror

April
1 Debut broadcast of The Macra Terror episode four on BBC1 The Macra Terror
1 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Faceless Ones
5 BBC1 Controller Michael Peacock indicates that Doctor Who will return for Season Five The Second Doctor
8 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode one on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
8 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D; Michael Craze and Anneke Wills leave Doctor Who The Faceless Ones
11 Denise Buckley is cast as new companion Victoria Waterfield Victoria 
Waterfield
11 A remount of the March 15th and 16th filming for The Faceless Ones takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Faceless Ones
13 The role of new companion Victoria Waterfield is recast, with Deborah Watling replacing Denise Buckley Victoria 
Waterfield
13 Michael Peacock backtracks on his statement of April 5th and suggests that Doctor Who could be replaced by a new programme called Bonaventure (although this does not ultimately survive past its pilot episode) The Second Doctor
15 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode two on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
15 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Faceless Ones
17 Deborah Watling is contracted for The Evil Of The Daleks Victoria 
Waterfield
20 Location filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at Harrow Weald, Middlesex The Evil Of The Daleks
15 George Papadopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece following a military coup
21 Location filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in London The Evil Of The Daleks
22 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode three on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
22 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Faceless Ones
24 Location filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at Harrow Weald, Middlesex The Evil Of The Daleks
25 Location filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at Harrow Weald, Middlesex The Evil Of The Daleks
26 Filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Evil Of The Daleks
27 Filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Evil Of The Daleks
28 Filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Evil Of The Daleks
29 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode four on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
29 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Faceless Ones

May
2 Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln are commissioned to write The Abominable Snowmen The Abominable Snowmen
6 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode five on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
6 Recording for The Faceless Ones takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Faceless Ones
13 Debut broadcast of The Faceless Ones episode six on BBC1 The Faceless Ones
13 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Evil Of The Daleks
16 Filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Evil Of The Daleks
17 Filming for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Evil Of The Daleks
20 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode one on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
20 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D; Deborah Watling joins the regular Doctor Who cast The Evil Of The Daleks
27 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode two on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
27 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Evil Of The Daleks

June
1 Deborah Watling is contracted for The Tomb Of The Cybermen Victoria 
Waterfield
3 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode three on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
3 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D; Patrick Troughton is absent while on holiday, and Deborah Watling is not required in the studio The Evil Of The Daleks
5 Israel launches the Six-Day War against Egypt, Jordan and Syria
8 Frazer Hines is contracted for The Tomb Of The Cybermen Jamie
McCrimmon
10 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode four on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
10 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Evil Of The Daleks
12 Location filming for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place at Wapseys Wood, Buckinghamshire The Tomb Of The Cybermen
13 Filming for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Tomb Of The Cybermen
14 Filming for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Tomb Of The Cybermen
15 Filming for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Tomb Of The Cybermen
16 The Monterey Pop Festival begins in California, becoming a cornerstone of the Summer Of Love
16 Filming for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Tomb Of The Cybermen
17 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode five on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
17 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Evil Of The Daleks
24 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode six on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
24 Recording for The Evil Of The Daleks takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Evil Of The Daleks

July
1 Debut broadcast of The Evil Of The Daleks episode seven on BBC1 The Evil Of The Daleks
1 Recording for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Tomb Of The Cybermen
8 Recording for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Tomb Of The Cybermen
15 Recording for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Tomb Of The Cybermen
21 Brian Hayles is commissioned to write The Ice Warriors The Ice Warriors
22 Recording for The Tomb Of The Cybermen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Tomb Of The Cybermen
25 David Whitaker is commissioned to write The Enemy Of The World The Enemy Of The World
28 Frazer Hines is contracted for The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors Jamie
McCrimmon
28 Deborah Watling is contracted for The Abominable Snowmen Victoria 
Waterfield

August
23 Filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Abominable Snowmen

September
2 Debut broadcast of The Tomb Of The Cybermen episode one on BBC1 The Tomb Of The Cybermen
4 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
5 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
6 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
7 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
8 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
9 Debut broadcast of The Tomb Of The Cybermen episode two on BBC1 The Tomb Of The Cybermen
9 Location filming for The Abominable Snowmen takes place at Gwynedd, Wales The Abominable Snowmen
15 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen
16 Debut broadcast of The Tomb Of The Cybermen episode three on BBC1 The Tomb Of The Cybermen
16 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen
18 Douglas Camfield and Robert Kitts propose “Operation Werewolf” The Second Doctor
23 Debut broadcast of The Tomb Of The Cybermen episode four on BBC1 The Tomb Of The Cybermen
23 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen
25 Filming for The Ice Warriors takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Ice Warriors
26 Filming for The Ice Warriors takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Ice Warriors
26 On the BBC programme Talkback, Kit Pedler responds to concerns about disturbing content in The Tomb Of The Cybermen episode four The Tomb Of The Cybermen
27 Patrick Troughton is contracted for an additional twenty-four episodes, beginning with The Ice Warriors The Second Doctor
27 Deborah Watling is contracted for The Ice Warriors and The Enemy Of The World Victoria 
Waterfield
27 Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln are commissioned to write The Web Of Fear The Web Of Fear
27 Filming for The Ice Warriors takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Ice Warriors
28 Filming for The Ice Warriors takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Ice Warriors
29 Having already premiered in Canada, Patrick McGoohan's surreal The Prisoner makes its debut on British television
29 Filming for The Ice Warriors takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Ice Warriors
30 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode one on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
30 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen

October
5 Victor Pemberton is commissioned to write Fury From The Deep Fury From The Deep
7 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode two on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
7 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen
9 Revolutionary leader Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia
14 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode three on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
14 Recording for The Abominable Snowmen takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Abominable Snowmen
21 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode four on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
21 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors
25 Frazer Hines is contracted for The Enemy Of The World Jamie
McCrimmon
28 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode five on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
28 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors

November
4 Debut broadcast of The Abominable Snowmen episode six on BBC1 The Abominable Snowmen
4 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors
5 Location filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Littlehampton, West Sussex The Enemy Of The World
6 Location filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Littlehampton, West Sussex The Enemy Of The World
7 Location filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Littlehampton, West Sussex The Enemy Of The World
8 Location filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Littlehampton, West Sussex The Enemy Of The World
9 Location filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place in London The Enemy Of The World
10 Filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Enemy Of The World
11 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode one on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
11 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors
11 Filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Enemy Of The World
13 Filming for The Enemy Of The World takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Enemy Of The World
18 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode two on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
18 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors
25 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode three on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
25 Recording for The Ice Warriors takes place in Lime Grove Studio D The Ice Warriors
late
Nov
David Langton backs out of the role of Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart in The Web Of Fear, and the part is instead awarded to Nicholas Courtney who was originally cast in the smaller role of Captain Knight Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart

December
2 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode four on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
2 Recording for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Lime Grove Studio D The Enemy Of The World
5 Permission is sought from Terry Nation to develop a story featuring both the Daleks and the Cybermen; he declines The Second Doctor
9 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode five on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
9 Recording for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Lime Grove Studio D The Enemy Of The World
14 David Whitaker is commissioned to write The Wheel In Space The Wheel In Space
15 Filming for The Web Of Fear takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Web Of Fear
16 Debut broadcast of The Ice Warriors episode six on BBC1 The Ice Warriors
16 Recording for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Lime Grove Studio D The Enemy Of The World
17 Location filming for The Web Of Fear takes place in London The Web Of Fear
18 Kit Pedler is commissioned to provide the storyline for The Wheel In Space The Wheel In Space
18 Filming for The Web Of Fear takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Web Of Fear
20 Peter Ling is commissioned to provide a storyline for The Mind Robber The Mind Robber
20 Filming for The Web Of Fear takes place at the Ealing Television Film Studios The Web Of Fear
22 Frazer Hines is contracted for The Web Of Fear and Fury From The Deep Jamie
McCrimmon
22 Deborah Watling is contracted for The Web Of Fear and Fury From The Deep, after which she has decided she will move on from Doctor Who Victoria 
Waterfield
23 Debut broadcast of The Enemy Of The World episode one on BBC1 The Enemy Of The World
23 Recording for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Lime Grove Studio D; Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling are absent while on holiday The Enemy Of The World
30 Debut broadcast of The Enemy Of The World episode two on BBC1 The Enemy Of The World
30 Recording for The Enemy Of The World takes place at Lime Grove Studio D The Enemy Of The World